Highlights and Insights into the Medical Imaging Revolution

31 May 2017

Highlights and Insights into the Medical Imaging Revolution

Panelists to Discuss Emerging Optical Technologies Working to Enhance Medical Imaging Market

WASHINGTON – The future is looking bright for the global diagnostic imaging market. With an aging population and expanding uses of diagnostic imaging, the sector is expected to demonstrate strong growth in step with anticipated needs. From hyperspectral imaging, to high-clarity ultrasound and progressive metamaterial applications, revolutionary technical advancements have been made impacting pressing challenges in current and future patient care. Featuring scientists from today’s leading American research institutions, this panel discussion will highlight advances in biomedical optics and photonics.

This discussion is coordinated by The American Physical Society (APS) and The Optical Society (OSA), and sponsored by The American Institute of Physics (AIP). Local Washington DC media are welcome to attend. Attendees will be provided the opportunity to interview panelists following the program. RSVP requested.

WHAT: Today’s Medical Imaging Revolution
WHEN: Wednesday, 14 June, 17:30 – 19:30 EDT
WHERE: The Optical Society (OSA), 2010 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC

Panelists include: 
•    Dr. Dorian McGavern, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
•    Dr. Keyvan Farahani, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD
•    Dr. Kristina Irsch, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, Wilmer Eye Institute, MD
•    Dr. Xingde Li, Johns Hopkins University Biomedical Engineering, Baltimore, MD
•    Moderator: Rebecca B. Andersen, The Optical Society, Washington, DC

This Speakeasy Science program is funded in part by a grant from the AIP Venture Partnership Fund, American Institute of Physics, One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD: www.aip.org.

About The American Physical Society 
The American Physical Society is a non-profit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, education, outreach, advocacy and international activities. APS represents over 53,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories and industry in the United States and throughout the world. Society offices are located in College Park, MD (headquarters), Ridge, NY, and Washington, DC. 

About The Optical Society
Founded in 1916, The Optical Society (OSA) is the leading professional organization for scientists, engineers, students and business leaders who fuel discoveries, shape real-life applications and accelerate achievements in the science of light. Through world-renowned publications, meetings and membership initiatives, OSA provides quality research, inspired interactions and dedicated resources for its extensive global network of optics and photonics experts. For more information, visit osa.org

Media Contacts:
mediarelations@osa.org

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